Important Immunization Requirement Info For Rising 6th Graders
Posted On:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Start planning now to get that immunization card to the school nurse

Attention Parents of Rising 6th Graders (current 5th graders)

Dear Parent/Guardian:

The Alabama Department of Public Health REQUIRES that ALL students 11 years and older entering the 6th grade in the fall of 2017 receive a Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis) vaccine. (The law does not apply to students who will not be 11 or 12 years old entering the 6th grade on August 7, 2017.)

Your child will need to go to his/her physician, a health department, or a clinic to receive this vaccine and an updated Immunization Card. *We would like to encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to schedule a check- up with your child’s physician when you make an appointment for the administration of the Tdap Vaccine. Many children have not had a checkup since they received their last required school vaccines at age 4 or 5, so this appointment will allow the doctor to evaluate your child’s growth and development and provides an opportunity for your child’s doctor to discuss a variety of topics that are important at this age.

Please bring the Immunization Card to the nurse at your child’s school as soon as it is obtained.
Remember, this vaccine is required and your child must receive the Tdap vaccine and present an updated Immunization Card to the school nurse before the new school year or he/she will not be assigned to a classroom roll.

Attention Parents of Rising 6th Graders (current 5th graders)

Dear Parent/Guardian:

The Alabama Department of Public Health REQUIRES that ALL students 11 years and older entering the 6th grade in the fall of 2017 receive a Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis) vaccine. (The law does not apply to students who will not be 11 or 12 years old entering the 6th grade on August 7, 2017.)

Your child will need to go to his/her physician, a health department, or a clinic to receive this vaccine and an updated Immunization Card. *We would like to encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to schedule a check- up with your child’s physician when you make an appointment for the administration of the Tdap Vaccine. Many children have not had a checkup since they received their last required school vaccines at age 4 or 5, so this appointment will allow the doctor to evaluate your child’s growth and development and provides an opportunity for your child’s doctor to discuss a variety of topics that are important at this age.

Please bring the Immunization Card to the nurse at your child’s school as soon as it is obtained. Remember, this vaccine is required and your child must receive the Tdap vaccine and present an updated Immunization Card to the school nurse before the new school year or he/she will not be assigned to a classroom roll. We appreciate your prompt attention to this important matter.

If you have any questions, please contact the nurse at your child’s school.

Sincerely,

Bonnie Davis, RN

Nursing Supervisor, Madison City Schools

 

If you have any questions, please contact the nurse at your child’s school.

Sincerely,

Bonnie Davis, RN

Nursing Supervisor, Madison City Schools